Chinese New Year-Barry& Sean

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Chinese New Year-Barry& Sean

  1. 1. CHINESE NEW YEAR
  2. 2. HOW IT STARTED• Buddha invited all animals to a feast• Only 12 turned up• Rewarded them by naming a year after them• In order that they came• Animals were rat,ox,tiger,rabbit,dragon,snake,horse,goat, monkey,dog and pig
  3. 3. HERE IS A PICTURE OF A ZODIAC
  4. 4. THE FESTIVAL• It’s the main Chinese holiday• It lasts 15 days• They have huge parades• With huge colourful dragons• Last day is lantern day
  5. 5. TRADITIONS• Crowd streets of China at parades• Have huge fireworks displays• Dress up in red• Let off fire crackers
  6. 6. FOOD!• Eat dumplings• A whole fish is a symbol of wealth• They keep the tail and the head as a sign for beginning and end• They eat chicken for luck YUM
  7. 7. DAYS OF NEW YEAR• 1st day welcoming day starts at midnight• 2nd day pray to ancestors + Gods• 3rd + 4th day pay respect to parents-in-law• 5th day they stay home and pray to God of wealth also don’t visit family or friends• 6th to 10th day visit family + friends• 10th to 12th day invite family + friends to dinner• 13th day have a simple dinner• 14th day prepare for lantern festival• 15th day have lantern festival
  8. 8. DECORATIONS• Have blooming plants to symbolize new growth and rebirth• Flowers are believed to be a sign of wealth• Decorate house and themselves in red
  9. 9. By Sean and Barry

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